TASMAC directed by Madras HC to sell alcohol at MRP, display prices to prevent corruption
The Madras High Court ordered TASMAC outlets in Tamil Nadu to display the prices of liquor being sold while asking the body to strictly adhere to selling at MRP
The Madras High Court ordered the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) outlets in Tamil Nadu to display the prices of liquor being sold while asking the body to strictly adhere to selling alcohol at MRP. Hearing a petition that sought action to prevent the sale of alcohol above MRP rates, the Madras HC asked TASMAC Managing Director to issue a circular to all district-level officials to ensure that liquor was sold at MRP and that rates were displayed at all outlets in order to solve issues pertaining to overcharging. A bench headed by Justices MM Sundresh and S Ananthi had earlier sought the government’s responses on various issues including actions taken on TASMAC employees who were involved in the sale of liquor above the Maximum Retail Price (MRP).